I have a couple maps in mind that might not all come out during the period of this course but this is a good starting place. Their purpose will be to create personal momentos of places I go and places I love. Maps can be great visual stories and so for some maps I want to do are that.
More specifically and probably for my "final" project I want to make an ice-cream and gelato map of London. I luuuurve gelato and have been known to stop over for four hours in Rome to go to my favourite gelateria. London has some great places too and I would love to make a map that would I would potentially share so that people would always know where to go for gelato.
I am also getting married next year in Rome and we are only having our parents there. It would be great to create some sort of map of our day to share with those who aren't going to be there.
Ooh the possibilities are endless!
Why am I the expert to create this map?
The maps are either my stories or favourite places or in terms of gelato because I love it and take it very seriously
Who is my target audience?
Myself, my friends and family, blog readers or people who enjoy food and travelling
Do I want my final project to be printed or digital?How is going to be used/held?What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward?
Maybe in the future a printed map would be great (like the Herb Lester ones) but in the meantime a drawing in a notebook would be just fine, or potentially a digital one for my blog.
What level of detail do I need to include?
It would need to be fairly detailed with street names, businesses, special stories etc
Week 1 Homework
A foodie type map - some of my favourite Italian places in Soho with a bit of my personal opinion about them. Could bring a bit more colour and maybe add some other 'landmarks' but maybe simple is best?
On Saturday after talking about the class to my housemate at brunch I drew this little map of our journey from home to brunch. Very incorrect scale but still cute and easy.